Basil is a native of India where it is revered as a sacred herb and spread to central Europe in the twelfth century. This delicate and aromatic herb is widely used in Italian and Thai cooking. The leaves and flowers are ideal for sweet dishes, and are very important in spicy Thai specialties.
With its distinct flavor and slightly pungent taste Jayshree Basil will transform a simple tomato salad or sauce into a flavorful side item. Basil has a great affinity with other Mediterranean vegetables like eggplant. The peppery, spicy, rather sweet refreshing flavor is at its best when combined with garlic. Jayshree Basil can be used on fish, mushrooms and chicken. Basil can be preserved in oil, and when using Basil, add it to dishes at the last minute, as cooking will destroy the flavor.